Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Utility Knife Marking Tool Lifehack for Pros

Utility Knife Pro Lifehack - Do More Than Cut Boxes

Ditch the pencil and grab your best utility knife. If you’re a tradesman or just particularly handy, then you naturally value resourcefulness. Sometimes we don’t have a tool at hand and need to improvise because the situation demands it. That happens when you use a square nose shovel to remove shingles…or you Today, we’re taking a quick look at the utility knife marking tool lifehack.

Using a Utility Knife as a Marking Tool

We use a utility knife for cutting all sorts of stuff. But have you ever used it for marking a cut line on wood when you don’t have a pencil? That’s one of the things our Pro team threw at us as a quick trick. After we started using this hack, we never really stopped. The utility knife makes for a great marking tool on wood.

Utility Knife Pro Lifehack - Do More Than Cut Boxes

Yes, a shallow score mark may be harder to see than a pencil mark, but it’s a thinner and more precise mark, too. And if you’re framing or doing other rough work, making a score mark in the wood is not a problem. For finer work, make the mark either shallow enough to be sanded or part of the waste cut.

Use Your Utility Knife Like a Pencil

Even if you don’t like to use your utility knife like a pencil, you still need a way to sharpen your pencil. That brings us right back to the utility knife! If you work as a carpenter or contractor, it’s a tool you (likely) always have on hand. You might as well put it to work.

Utility Knife Pro Lifehack - Do More Than Cut Boxes

Bonus Round Utility Knife Lifehacks

For extra credit, here are a few other ideas our team grabs a utility knife for. Some tasks we do more frequently than others:

  • Stripping the insulation from electrical wires
  • Scraping off or cleaning up extra caulk
  • Removing paint from screw heads
  • Whittlin’ when you’re sitting on the porch

We hope you’ve enjoyed this utility knife Pro lifehack. What are some of the non-traditional ways you use a utility knife? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Related articles

Baton Rouge Roofer Facing Huge OSHA Fines Following Worker’s Death

Failure To Follow Fall Protection Standards Results In 30-Foot Fall Despite warnings from federal safety inspectors, a roofing contractor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is facing huge fines and possible legal consequences following the death of a worker. In February 2022, safety inspectors warned Premier South Roofing, LLC of failing to comply with fall safety standards […]

Best Deck Screws for Pressure Treated and Composite Wood

Deck screws are available in a wide variety of styles, finishes, threads, and drive types. Be sure to first match the types of materials you are fastening. The best deck screws for composite decking may not be the same ones you use on pressure-treated wood decks. Editor’s Note: Check out our recommendation on how to […]

How to Use a Circular Saw From Setup to Cut

Whether you’re new to the construction industry, looking to make it as a maker, or want to do your own home repairs, it makes sense to know how to use a circular saw. The circular saw is often the tool of choice for making straight cuts in a variety of common materials, and it’s one […]

Notify of
1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Antonio D’Angelo

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x